HEALTH CARE IN CRISIS, SEPT 21, 2017
As Congress and the Trump administration struggle in their attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, California’s leadership is trying to craft an effective response to the moves in Washington. While moderates seek to plug holes in California’s existing health care system, progressives have proposed creating universal health care in California — a popular solution until you factor in the projected $50 billion price tag. Meanwhile, the opiod crisis nears a boiling point, testing the limits of a system not designed to handle it. Whatever happens in DC and Sacramento, California’s health care system is poised to see major changes in the very near future.
Join Capitol Weekly and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy for HEALTH CARE IN CRISIS, a conference examining the state of Health Care in the Golden State in the age of Trump. This day-long conference will be held on September 21, 2017, and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel.
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcoming remarks: Tim Foster, Open California Lois Takahashi, USC Price School of Public Policy
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Affordable Care Act: What Happens in the Age of Trump?
Gary Cohen, Blue Shield of California; Dustin Corcoran, California Medical Association; J. Mario Molina, former CEO, Molina Healthcare; Anthony Wright, Health Access California
Moderator: Emily Bazar, Kaiser Health News
10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
The Opioid Crisis
Assemblymember Jim Wood; Marlies Perez, California Dept. of Health Care Services; Laura Thomas, Drug Policy Alliance; Stephen Wirtz, California Dept. of Public Health
Moderator: Claudia Buck, former Business Editor, Sacramento Bee (retired)
Luncheon Keynote: Noon
Diana Dooley, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Introduced by John Howard, Capitol Weekly
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Panel 3
Medi- Cal, The Uncertain Future
Mari Cantwell, California Department of Health Care Services; Brianna Lierman, Local Health Plans of California; Anne McLeod, California Hospital Association; Erica Murray, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
Moderator: Dave Lesher, CALmatters
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m
The Prospects for Universal Health Care
Jen Flory, Western Center on Law and Policy; Rob Lapsley, California Business Roundtable; Mark Sektnan, Association of California Insurance Companies; Dr. Paul Song, Campaign for a Healthy California
Moderator: Pauline Bartolone, Kaiser Health News
Standard registration rate is $199. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.
Registration rate is $199. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.
No-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue. Contact Kathy Brown at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.
HEALTH CARE IN CRISIS will be held from 9:15AM – 3:15PM, Thursday September 21, 2017 at 1414 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Thanks to our sponsors:
THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT, THE TRIBAL ALLIANCE OF SOVEREIGN INDIAN NATIONS, CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS, KP PUBLIC AFFAIRS, LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS, PERRY COMMUNICATIONS, WESTERN STATES PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION, PANDORA,THE CALIFORNIA CHANNEL AND THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION